Weekly HRBDT News Circular – 5 October

Weekly HRBDT News Circular – 5 October
October 8, 2018 Manuel Fernandez Sierra

Each week The Human Rights, Big Data and Technology Project prepares an overview of related news stories from the week. This summary contains news articles from 29 September – 5 October 2018.


The US is Hastening its Own Decline in AI, Says a Top Chinese InvestorMIT Technology Review

Big Data

Police Use Fitbit Data to Charge 90-Year-Old Man in Stepdaughter’s KillingThe New York Times


Sloan Kettering’s Cozy Deal With Start-Up Ignites a New Uproar – The New York Times

Precision Medicine Moves from Promise to RealityScientific American


Google’s Plans for First Wired Urban Community Raise Data-Privacy ConcernsSeattle Times

Fears Coalition’s Encryption Bill Could Destroy Privilege Against Self-Incrimination – The Guardian

Huge Facebook Breach Leaves Thousands of Other Apps VulnerableThe Guardian


Experts say USMCA Frees Canadian Data — With Unknown Risks – The Washington Post

UK Companies Targeted For Using Big Data to Exploit CustomersThe Financial Times


The Big Hack: How China Used a Tiny Chip to Infiltrate U.S. CompaniesBloomberg

Police-Grade Surveillance Technology Comes to the PlaygroundThe Atlantic




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